Challenge Camp | Kids Out and About Westchester

Challenge Camp

The Challenge Camp is celebrating its 41st year of offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for bright and curious children. Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited camp located in Hartsdale, New York. to learn more about our innovative program.

Open the Door to a Delightful and Meaningful Summer for Your Child

Come experience the magic of Challenge Camp, Westchester’s premier day camp for bright, curious children.

Our campers have a fantastic summer, letting their imaginations soar on our picturesque 18-acre campus in Rye, New York. There are no “empty calories” on our tempting plate of summer activities, filled with tasty helpings from the worlds of technology, sports, math and science, history, gaming, arts and crafts, photography, and performing arts — from computers, robots and architecture to fashion design, music, cooking and much, much more.

With 35 years of experience, we have assembled a camping staff that is superb in every way. We are dedicated to providing children with meaningful opportunities to realize their intellectual and personal potential.

What can your children do this summer at Challenge Camp?

  • They can build their own cutting edge 3D printer
  • They can be Captains of “Minecraft” and “Starcraft” missions
  • They can chop, slice and dice their way to healthy cooking
  • They can craft and race a full size Go Kart
  • They can locate an object based on GPS coordinates
  • They can call “En garde” as they parry, lunge and learn Fencing
  • They can experiment with protozoa and amoebas
  • They can star in “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Wizards of Westchester”
  • They can take a byte of RaspberryPi
  • They can unearth a brontosaurus or T-Rex bone
  • They can dazzle their friends with mystifying magical illusions!
  • They can illuminate the Empire State Building
  • They can become a true Rock Star
  • They can be a photojournalist for our Challenge magazine
  • They can launch their own model rockets
  • They can make an edible model of their internal organs
  • They can build and drive a remote control Grand Prix car
  • They can originate an international fashion line
  • They can model the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu or Chichen Itza
  • They can produce, direct and act in their own short film
  • They can sculpt an imaginative tree from a mysterious forest
  • They can design their first personal computer
  • They can marvel at the contributions of Ghandi and Mother Theresa
  • They can construct a multifaceted state of the art robot
  • They can learn all the right moves in Chess
  • They can create a carnival to raise money for children’s charities!
  • All of these exciting activities and much more will be occurring at Challenge Camp 2015, our 35th spectacular summer!
STEM & Arts courses ranging from 3Dprinting, coding, cooking, drones, photography, robotics, theater and many options in between. Including Sports/Swimming & Fencing! Transportation & early/extended day options. More info at

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